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There are many amazing web tools out there which make working life easier (lovely Zotero for instance).  However, it can be hard to find time to explore them and see whether they are worth using.  Which brings me to 23 Things for Professional Development … back by popular demand on 7 May 2012.

23 Things … is a co-operative self-directed learning course for librarians.  It introduces participants to social media and to lots of web tools.  The format of the course is perhaps particularly useful for special collections librarians, who need to build a presence for their service online but who often are solo professionals, lacking support for external training courses. I didn’t do the course formally but I’ve heard many good things about it from those who did!